Posts tagged Staten Island

    President Biden says Amazon union organizer Christian Smalls is his ‘kind of trouble’ and ‘let’s not stop’

    May 12, 2022 // The White House visit came as a swell of organizing sweeps across retail stores from Starbucks to REI to Apple. Biden has repeatedly declared that he intends to be "most pro-union President leading the most pro-union administration in American history.

    Sanders’ pro-union budget committee hearing shows Democrats’ true agenda

    May 6, 2022 // Ranking Member Lindsey Graham’s (R-S.C.) observation during the hearing was exactly correct — under Sanders’s direction, the Senate Budget Committee has taken a dangerous and partisan turn. Instead of focusing on issues under jurisdiction, Sanders would prefer to use his chairmanship as a bully pulpit to push a pro-union agenda and target companies he dislikes for purely political reasons.

    Bernie Sanders Announces Wasteful, Politicized Senate Budget Hearing

    May 5, 2022 // In reality, this hearing is designed to paint a single company in a bad light and gin up momentum for the nascent Amazon Labor Union (ALU). By any fair measure, this hearing is outside the Budget Committee’s jurisdiction and is part of a government-wide effort to expand organized labor’s power at the expense of American workers.

    Labor Relations Radio, Ep. 20—A Primer On How Union Salts and “Moles” Undermine Companies Like Amazon and Others

    May 5, 2022 // While they are commonly known in the construction industry, with the uptick in union organizing activity across the country, union “salting”—or the planting of union “moles”—is becoming more commonplace in companies outside the construction industry—like Amazon’s warehouse in Staten Island.

    Amazon Endures the Union ‘Wave’

    May 4, 2022 // The press predicted a surge of Big Labor victories after an Amazon warehouse unionized last month, but the labor "tidal wave" has yet to claim a single island. A separate vote this week shows that unions still face long odds in organizing at Amazon and other private employers.

    Psaki sidesteps questions about White House meeting with Amazon, Starbucks union leaders

    May 4, 2022 // “The choice to join a union belongs to workers alone … and by the way Amazon, here we come,” Mr. Biden said to thunderous applause at the North America’s Building Trade Unions conference in Washington, D.C.